Steve is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and the Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health. Steve is also the Member for the Oakleigh District in the Victorian Parliament being first elected in 2014. He is a passionate advocate for the Oakleigh District having delivered several major initiatives including removing multiple level crossings and upgrading schools
On being re-elected in 2018 Steve was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and became the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier in July 2020. Steve was given the additional responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health in December 2020.
During Steve’s first term, Steve also chaired the Mental Health Expert Taskforce, served on the Parliamentary Accounts and Estimates Committee and the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee
Prior to being elected to the Victorian Parliament, Steve was the mayor of the City of Monash and a councillor. Steve has had a diverse career which includes being a small business owner, working in the Victorian Public Service and working for the former Federal leader of the Labor Party, the Hon Simon Crean.